On December 23, 2018, I was walking between fields near my home when a lone grey heron (アオサギ) appeared in the sky. As the heron began to descend, I aimed my camera at the top of an old light pole, the tallest location along the bird’s flight path.
When I first spotted the heron in the sky, I thought it might land on a treetop along the Yasugawa riverbank. Grey herons, great egrets, and great cormorants often perch on these two trees.
I’m grateful that such a magnificent creature chose to land nearby as I was watching.